Tag: hip hop

Nicki Minaj Defends Kanye West And Pete Davidson, Accuses Fans Of Being ‘Flippant’ About Mental Health

Getty Image Nicki Minaj put her platform to good use this morning when she weighed in on recent controversies involving Kanye West and Pete Davidson and their mental health via Twitter, imploring fans to be more empathetic toward people who might be suffering from disorders. “We can be so insensitive,” she wrote. “God bless Kanye […]

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Remy Ma Becomes Remy Mama with the Birth of Baby Girl After ‘Tough Labor’

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 13: Recording artist Remy Ma and Papoose Mackie attend the Heron Preston + Tequila Avion Dance Party in Celebration Of Heron Preston ‘Public Figure’ at Public Arts on February 13, 2018 in New York City.Photo: Cindy Ord (Getty Images) Rappers Remy Ma and Papoose have been incredibly transparent over the […]

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Dreezy And Kash Doll Trade Bars About Their Flashy Fashion Sense On ‘Chanel Slides’

[embedded content] Share This Video Dreezy and Kash Doll connected on “Chanel Slides,” a flashy ode to the two ladies’ fashion sense. It’s a midwest thing as the “Princess of Chicago,” as Dreezy deems herself, and Kash Doll from Detroit trade bars over a beat produced by P’ierre Bourne. The two bold MCs dish off […]

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A Review Confirms That Travis Scott Officially Had The No. 1 Album Over Tekashi 69

Getty Image Earlier this month, there was reason to believe that there was a problem with the Billboard 200 chart dated December 8. More specifically, it appeared possible that there was some sort of counting error, and that Tekashi 69’s Dummy Boy was actually the No. 1 album of the week instead of Travis Scott’s […]

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Unraveling Kanye West’s Wild Midnight Rant About Drake, Travis Scott, Influence, Beef, And Clout

Getty Image / Uproxx Studios Kanye West’s latest Twitter rant makes a lot of claims that need explanation. In case you missed it, the sometimes erratic producer got wound up and went on a very long Twitter tirade, accusing his ostensible rival, Drake, of seeking clearance for a sample, using him for clout, and “playing […]

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Tyler, The Creator’s Latest Fashion Lookbook Features ASAP Rocky And A Baby Lamb

[embedded content] Share This Video Tyler, The Creator is known to wear many hats. In the past, they were usually five paneled or pastel-colored or featured a box logo. These days, he seems to more frequently opt for a paperboy cap or a bucket hat. I’m not just referring to his sense of style, of […]

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The Weeknd Launches His Sporty Puma Collection With A Vibrant Video Preview

[embedded content] Share This Video The Weeknd has been really getting into fashion lately and it’s working for him. While the Toronto singer has been pushing his collaboration with A Bathing Ape debuting in three days at the Bape store in Harajuku, Japan, he’s also been cooking up another crispy collaboration with international apparel brand […]

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Arin Ray Re-Releases His Excellent Debut, ‘Platinum Fire,’ With Three New Songs

Getty Image Cincinnati-born, LA-based R&B singer Arin Ray had one of the better, more underrated debuts of 2018 with Platinum Fire, an under-the-radar gem from Interscope that featured appearances from DRAM, SiR, Terrace Martin, Ty Dolla Sign, and YG (on the spiteful anthem, “We Ain’t Homies“). While it didn’t garner much attention at the top […]

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M.I.A.’s New-Old ‘Reload’ Video Is A Vintage Treasure

[embedded content] Share This Video During the end credits of the documentary MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A., an unreleased song by the documentary’s subject plays. Sri Lankan rapper/producer/singer M.I.A. has finally shared the full version of the track (and its video) today. The song, called “Reload,” is energetic and fun, and perhaps the best song to ever reference The […]

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Saba’s Latest Standalone Single ‘Where It’s At’ Is All About The Money

[embedded content] Share This Video Saba continues his streak of weekly releases with his lyrical complex but catchy latest single, “Where It’s At.” Just like last previous single “Papaya,” it’s produced by Saba himself, along with an assist from DaeDaePIVOT. Over the sparse beat, which features a skeletal drum and basic synth stabs to underline […]

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Kanye West Said That Drake ‘Threatened Him’ In Another Lengthy Twitter Onslaught

Getty Image It looks like Kanye’s mission wasn’t accomplished after all. After going on a lengthy tweet storm earlier today about resolving his issues with Drake, he tweeted that he “finally” got a call from Drake and said “mission accomplished.” But it seems like the men didn’t put their issues to bed. Instead, Kanye claims […]

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Kanye Is Once Again Addressing Drake On Twitter In A String Of Tweets Pleading For Resolution

Getty Image Things were quiet on the Drake and Kanye West front, but it looks like Kanye was triggered today by Drake’s request to sample one of his tracks. Kanye posted a screenshot to Twitter of someone named Free texting him and informing him that the Toronto artist, who he has spent 2018 tangled in […]

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XXXTentacion Appears On The New ‘Spider-Man’ Soundtrack As A ‘Surprise Guest’

Sony Pictures The new Spider-Man apparently loves his hip-hop. The upcoming soundtrack to Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse was announced recently along with a tracklist that features contemporary favorites like Lil Wayne, Swae Lee, and Vince Staples. It looks like there’s at least one name that didn’t make the tracklist but did make the album: Controversial, […]

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Ebro Explains What Went Wrong During His Contentious Kodak Black Interview

[embedded content] Share This Video Yesterday, during an interview with rising but controversial Florida rap star Kodak Black, Hot 97 host Ebro Darden touched a raw nerve when he brought up the young rapper’s impending trial for sexual assault, prompting Kodak to end the interview and storm out of the studio. Today, Ebro addressed the […]

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Ebro Vs. Kodak Black: Talking About Sexual Assault Is Worse Than Actually Being Charged With It, Apparently

Screenshot: Twitter: @Hot97 It’s been a hell of a week to talk about male artists, sexual assault and the courtesies and praise they do or do not deserve from the media—and the public at large. It began with a debate over the “King of R&B”—a conversation which successfully highlighted how far out of their depth […]

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Kodak Black Stormed Out Of His Interview With Hot 97 When Ebro Brought Up His Sex Assault Case

[embedded content] Share This Video Things heated up on Ebro In The Morning today as guest Kodak Black stormed out of the studio in frustration at the host’s line of questioning. Visiting the show to discuss his upcoming album, Dying To Live, which drops this Friday, December 14, Kodak was taken aback by Ebro Darden‘s […]

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Atlantic Records Has Parted Ways With Adam22 After New Sexual Assault Allegations Surface

No Jumper Adam Grandmaison, host of the popular hip-hop tastemaking show No Jumper, has “parted ways” with Atlantic Records as new sexual assault allegations have surfaced against him. Grandmaison, referred to on his show and by fans as “Adam22,” is a former BMX athlete who started No Jumper as a Tumblr blog and moved to […]

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Kyle Is Working On A New Animated Series Called ‘Sugar & Toys’ With The Creators Of ‘The Boondocks’

Getty Image Ventura rapper Kyle — also known as SuperDuperKyle — is well-known for his animated live shows and music videos that mimic the cartoons of the ’90s, but soon he’ll get the chance to create his own animated show for real thanks to Fuse and the producers of shows like The Boondocks and Black […]

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